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Tackach, James.

Summary: Focuses on the trial of the abolitionist who was hanged for treason and murder following his attempt to capture a military arsenal and arm the slaves for revolt.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lucent Books 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7116 Tacka

Blumenthal, Karen.

Summary: A history of the fight for reproductive rights in the United States. Tracing the path to the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade and the continuing battle for women's rights, Blumenthal examines the root causes of the current debate around abortion and repercussions that have affected generations of American women. This book intends to facilitate difficult discussions and awareness of a topic that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 342.73 BLU

Abrams, Dan

Summary: At the end of the summer of 1859, twenty-two-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln was hired to defend him. This was to be his last great case as a lawyer. The case posed painful personal challenges for Lincoln. The murder victim had trained for the law in his office, and Lincoln had been his friend and his mentor. His accused killer,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin Audio 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.7 ABR

Summary: American judge Daniel Haywood presides over the trial of four German jurists accused of "legalizing" Nazi atrocities. But as graphic accounts of sterilization and murder unfold in the courtroom, mounting political pressure for leniency forces Haywood into making the most harrowing and difficult decision of his career.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA JUD

Abrams, Dan

Summary: The true story of Abraham Lincoln's last murder trial, a case in which he had a deep personal involvement--and which played out in the nation's newspapers as he began his presidential campaign. At the end of the summer of 1859, twenty-two-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln, who had been involved in more than three thousand...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hanover Square Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 ABR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B LINCOLN ABR

Baugh, Joyce A.

Summary: Overview: In the wake of Brown v. Board of Education, racial equality in American public education appeared to have a bright future. But for many that brightness dimmed considerably following the Supreme Court's decision in Milliken v. Bradley (1974), which emerged from Detroit's efforts to use cross-district busing to desegregate its schools and was the first such case to originate outside the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Kansas 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344.73 BAU

Robinson, Patrick

Summary: On a daring nighttime raid in September 2009, a team of Navy SEALs grabbed the notorious terrorist Ahmed Hashim Abed, the villainous "Butcher of Fallujah," the mastermind behind the 2004 murder and mutilation of four American contractors. In this no-holds-barred account, Robinson reveals for the first time the entire story, from the night the SEALs stormed the al-Qaeda desert stronghold to the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Farwell, Matt

Summary: "The explosive narrative of the life, captivity, and trial of Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who was abducted by the Taliban and whose story has served as a symbol for America's foundering war in Afghanistan"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BERGDAHL, BOWE FAR

King, David

Summary: The true story of the monumental criminal proceeding that followed when Hitler and nine other suspects were charged with high treason. Reporters from as far away as Argentina and Australia flocked to Munich for the sensational four-week spectacle. By its end, Hitler would transform the fiasco of the beer hall putsch into a stunning victory for the fledgling Nazi Party. It was this trial that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 345 KIN

Swenson, Kyle

Summary: Documents the true story of one of the longest wrongful imprisonment cases in U.S. history, detailing how three African-American men were incarcerated for nearly four decades before a questionable witness recanted his testimony.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 345.771 SWE

Guttenplan, D. D.

1 hold on 1 copy

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5318 GUT

Kluger, Richard

Summary: In 1733, struggling printer John Peter Zenger scandalized colonial New York by launching the New-York Weekly Journal, which assailed the British governor as corrupt and arrogant -- a direct challenge to the prevailing law against "seditious libel", which criminalized any criticism of the government. Fronting for a group of powerful antiroyalist politicians, Zenger was jailed for nine months...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ZENGER, JOHN PETER KLU

Robertson, Cara

Summary: "The remarkable new account of an essential piece of American mythology--the trial of Lizzie Borden--based on twenty years of research and recently unearthed evidence. The Trial of Lizzie Borden tells the true story of one of the most sensational murder trials in American history. When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August 1892, the arrest...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 345.744 ROB

Summary: Arizona in the late 1800s. Infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the train that will take the killer to trial. On the trail, Evans and Wade, each from very different worlds, begin to earn...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2008

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Summary: "These three 20-minute videos examine key constitutional concepts. The first explains why the nation's framers created the Constitution. The second describes the protection of individual rights by highlighting the Supreme Court case of Gideon v. Wainwright, affirming the right to an attorney. The last explores the separation of powers by examining the Supreme Court case of Youngstown v. Sawyer,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 342.730 DVD Key 2006

Robertson, Cara

Summary: "Based on transcripts of the Borden legal proceedings, contemporary newspaper accounts, unpublished local accounts, and recently unearthed letters from Lizzie herself, Cara Robertson explores the stories Lizzie Borden's culture wanted and expected to hear and how those stories influenced the debate inside and outside of the courtroom"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2019

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 345.744 ROB

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LPB

Summary: Chronicling this capital case from 1984-2004, filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg painstakingly frame the judicial and emotional reponses to a chilling crime, and the implications surrounding Darryl Hunt's wrongful conviction.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Thinkfilm 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRI

Abrams, Dan

Summary: Theodore Roosevelt, the boisterous and mostly beloved legendary American hero, had accused his former friend and ally, now turned rival William Barnes of political corruption. Furious, Barnes responded by suing Roosevelt for an enormous sum that could have financially devastated him. In May, 1915, more than fifty newspapers sent reporters to cover the trial. Accounts from inside and outside the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hanover Square Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 345.73 ABR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 345.73 ABR

Evans, Richard J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5318 EVA

Powell, Patricia Hruby

Summary: Written in blank verse, the story of Mildred Loving, an African American girl, and Richard Loving, a Caucasian boy, who challenge the Viriginia law forbidding interracial marriages in the 1950s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2017

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Geary, Rick.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NBM/ComicsLit 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 GEA

Summary: "In this stunning work of investigative journalism, filmmaker Joel Gilbert uncovers the true story of the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a tragedy that divided America. By examining Trayvon's 750-page cell phone records, Gilbert discovers that the key witness for the prosecution of George Zimmerman, 18-year-old Rachel Jeantel, was a fraud. It was in fact a different girl who was...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Buting, Jerome F.

Summary: Interweaving an insider's account of the true crime saga behind "Making a Murderer" with other controversial cases from his career, Steven Avery's defense attorney reveals the flaws in America's criminal justice system and puts forth a persuasive call for reform.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 345 BUT

Hull, N. E. H.

Summary: Giving due respect to both sides of the conflict, the authors effectively trace and analyze the core debates, examine the case's unique history, clarify the jurisprudence behind the Court's ruling, and gauge its impact on American society. Of special note is their revealing account of how the Court attempted to steer a middle course by rejecting both abortion on demand and the absolute right to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Kansas 0200

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342.084 HUL

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